Student anti-bullying ambassadors launch new strategy
With National Anti-Bullying Week 2017 taking place between Monday 13th and Friday 17th November, we're taking the opportunity to launch our new strategy developed by the college's student ambassadors.
Working alongside teachers, out new anti-bullying ambassadors have built on the school's existing procedures and also taken ownership for the planning of the launch assembly, as well as creating anti-bullying posters which will be displayed throughout the school.
A total of 15 students representing different year groups were selected to become ambassadors and all received training from The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme, which is a charity set up to honour Diana, Princess of Wales' belief that young people have the power to change the world.
Our new strategy includes the 'ABC' Anti Bullying Centre where the ambassadors will be responsible for raising awareness, leading campaigns and promoting kindness. They will also ensure their peers stay safe both online and offline, and will mentor, train, advise and monitor the effectiveness of our anti-bullying policy from a student perspective.
In addition, we're launching a secure email reporting system to allow students to report bullying behaviour 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a discreet and accessible way.
Nigel Ford, Deputy Headteacher, and one of the staff leads of the school's new anti-bullying strategy, commented, "I've been incredibly impressed with the energy and maturity our new anti-bullying ambassadors have shown when developing the new strategy. They have a very clear vision that they want Bishop Perowne CE College to be an institution where students feel happy and safe. We are very proud of our ambassadors and their desire to make a tangible difference to the well-being and happiness of other students."
Bishop Perowne's student anti-bullying ambassadors are Ben Sparrow, Libby Styles, Arune Lauretenaite, Courtney Hill, Lara De Moura, Holly Youngs, Alfie Murray, Katy Nairn, Maddie John, Helena Tombs, Louisa Yeo, Emily Kendall-Smith, Jack Owen, Connor Hartshorne and Josh Fox.
Go to the Anti-Bullying Page